Dwayne is an extremely talanted basketball player and a player developer. The youth level and professional level players alike can benefit from Dwayne tempo,passion and genuine God’s gift to teach and develop players to reach his or her full potential.
I am writing this testimony to share with you the road we traveled in getting our son the necessary skills needed to transition from a center to a guard.
From 6th grade on, our son found himself playing the position of center. We were happy because he was a great defensive player and a center. Around the 8th grade we realized he would not be a center in high school so we sought the assistance of different trainers, and felt he was getting no where, he certainly was not making a transition from a big man to a guard.
In 9th grade our son was still a great defensive player but had not transitioned to being a guard. A friend of ours recommended Dwayne so we said, lets “give it a try.” After only two months of weekly training, we were amazed at the footwork and ball handling skills our son was developing in such a quick timeframe. The transition was so quick we could hardly believe it. He was moving like a train, handling the ball like he had been handling it for years. Dwayne immediately saw what our son needed, and understood how to get him where he needed to be quickly. He took the time to make corrections and showed him the proper techniques he needed to make the transition.
Our son has been training with Dwayne for the past year now, but the transition was made in a couple of months. When his high school coach saw him in practice, he could not believe the transition was so quick. His coach stated, “he knows no one who made the transition from big man to guard in such a quick timeframe.”
In addition to working out with his high school team, which is great! He will continue to train with Dwayne weekly to keep the momentum going and to become a great player.
With the right trainer and motivation, your child can become better! That trainer is Dwayne “Baby Shack” Shackleford!
This is our testimony!
Coach Shack is honest ,fair knowledgeable and most important he cares for his students/trainees. My son has been training with him since june 2012 and i have seen a vast improvement in his skill level and confidence. Most importantly,my son loves training with Shack. We have trained with a couple other trainers,but Shack in my opinion is the best! His goal is to make sure that they learn the game of basketball, but he also stresses the importance of education and being a good person.
Coach Shack is fun,energetic and helpful. I feel good when i’m training with him because we do fun basketball activities like full court games, one on one drill competitions and ball handling skill work. I also feel good when he plays against us to encourage us to get better.
Dwayne Shackleford has one the best basketball workout programs going on in the area period. His demand that the player go at game speed on every drill and the positive reinforcement that he gives each individual is priceless but more importantly his passion for the game is manifested in the player. Shack was just what my son needed.
Hi Coach Shack,
I am happy to submit the below experience reference for use on your website or wherever you see fit:
My now 10 year old began benefiting from Coach Shack's basketball workouts almost instantaneously. Eighteen months ago he started training with Coach Shack to develop a good fundamental skill set.
Coach Shack allows him to experience toughness, by not allowing him to take short cuts or the easy way out. This has not only proven to be an effective and highly intensive basketball training program, but promotes discipline that translates into positive life skills.
Coach Shack's basketball "swag" and relatability keeps my son engaged and focused. His basketball IQ has improved and his self confidence is growing; which shows during game simulation sessions.
Coach Shack is generous with his time, his investment goes beyond the training session, and is more valuable than any amount I could ever pay.
If your child would like to take his game to the next level, Coach Shack's basketball workouts are definitely the way to go!
My son, Demari, has been working with Coach Shack for the last year and a half. I can honestly say that I see a maturation in his game that far exceeds his age, and it is attributed to his training with Coach Shack. Demari has learned different ways to get his shot off at the basket. At the end of last summer, he had a couple of tournaments. He was getting a lot more "and 1's" by attacking the basket and using speed control to put the defender on his hip. I asked him where did he get that from. He said "Coach Shack". I know there are a lot of great trainers out there. Coach Shack seems to be very relatable to new age ball player. His emphasis in "reps" and "going hard" has definitely helped Demari in game situations with being more productive on the offensive end.Thanks Shack!
We would like to thank coach Shackleford for helping my son become a more complete basketball player. My son foot work, ball handling and shooting ability have went from a level 5 to 10 since we have been with him. Coach shack ability to pay attention to detail is second to none. I would recommend his program to anyone that is serious about getting better one day at time.
Hey Coach Shack,
My son Ed Johnson III (lil Ed) has definitely benefitted from taking part in Shackleford Basketball Programs. I have watched his growth as a basketball player physically and mentally. He is now able to apply what you teach to different situations and teams. He is now a confident honor roll student. I am very excited about the possibilities that present themselves under your tutelage. Thank you for all that you do for the development of my son.
Coach Shack is simply the best. My son has experienced several high level basketball skill development trainers. Since being apart of coach Shack's program over the past 3 years there has been a marked improvement in all aspects of his basketball development. Coach Shack is excellent in assessing strengths and areas of improvement in which he has a canny ability to execute a training plan that he effectively communicates and demonstrates for that individual players development
My daughter N. Smith has been going to Shackleford for years now. He has not only given her a set of basketball skills , but also a set of life skills, that she will use well into her adult life. He has taught her not to quit no matter how though a situation may seem. He also, have displayed to her how to be extremely competitive on and off of the basketball court. Shack is a one of a kind trainer; he pays attention to details and stops and correct you on the spot. He teaches each child to their ability and expect the best from every child no matter their skill level. I have seen with my own eyes children who have come to his program and couldn't dribble nor shoot a basketball now today they look like a different child. As with my child he has enhanced her basketball skills and anyone that attends his program he can do the same for them as well and that is a promise!